Episode #029: Kimberly Palmer, Author, The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life

Author, Kim PalmerIf you’ve ever struggled financially, or sometimes worry about how you’re going to make ends meet long term, then there is a great deal you can learn from Kimberly Palmer.

She is a young woman who, several years ago, recognized the lack of job stability within her chosen field (journalism) and, with a baby on the way, realized it was up to her to do something about it.

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In her new book, The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life, she shares her personal journey, and that of over 100 others, of jumping into arguably what is now the biggest trend in business today – the microbusiness.

In this episode, Kimberly shares:

  • Why we all need more than one income or side-gig
  • The impact a side-gig can have on your happiness and over all satisfaction
  • Some of the common traits shared among successful side-giggers
  • Many of the big picture questions to ask yourself if you’re struggling choosing a side-gig
  • And a lot more!

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Resources from Kimberly

We talked about a number of different website resources that can serve as great idea starters in the event you’re struggling with determining your side-gig. They include:

Craigslist

Fiverr

Etsy

Freelancer

Elance

Books Kimberly Recommends

Kimberly is a big fan of last week’s guest, Dan Pink, and mentioned that reading his book Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself served as a pivitol point in her life.

She also recommends Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson

Other Books by Kimberly

Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back was released on October 12, 2010. Kimberly is also a columnist for U.S. News & World Report.

Connecting with Kimberly

If you enjoyed this episode, let Kimberly know by sending her a tweet to @alphaconsumer.

You can find Kimberly on the web at ByKimberlyPalmer.com.

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